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A Sticky Twist on Solar Power

Solar power has come a long way from the original gargantuan grids in the desert. Advancements in nano-materials and microtechnology now offered …

Solar Power

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

I need all of these.

Shopping

Lots of great ideas for seed starting

It’s about that time. Time to get seeds started for spring gardening. Over at the blog Dory Fitz there is a great collection of seed starting tips …

Tutorials

16 Home Improvement Hacks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

DIY

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

11 Strange Things That Will Improve Your Soil

Healthy soil, just like healthy people, requires a balanced combination of elements. Each of those elements has a key role in the various processes …

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families be happy, successful,</i> …

17 Useful Hacks How To Use Baking Soda For The Garden & The Kitchen

Baking soda or the ‘wonder snow-white powder’ has a variety of uses in households. It battles powdery mildew on roses in the yard or patio, it helps …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

17 Empowering Books To Give The Kids In Your Life

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10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden

Epsom salt is comprised of hydrated magnesium sulfate, a naturally occurring mineral first found in the well waters of Epsom, England. Epsom salt has …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

<b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p><b>Alaska</b><p><i>The Call of the</i> …

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Military Aircraft

We flew a drone over the changing fall leaves in New England — and the footage is spectacular

While on a recent trip to the northwest corner of Connecticut, we flew a drone to capture an aerial view of the fall foliage that's starting to peak in the region.<p>Due to warmer temperatures, the leaves are changing colors a little behind schedule this year, which means you still have time to travel …

Drones

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Geology of the Appalachian Mountains

A brief overview of Appalachian Geology<p>The Appalachian Mountain range is one of the oldest continental mountain systems in the world. The tallest …

Geology

DIY Lite: Set Up a S'mores Station Anywhere with This Tabletop Fire Pit

What's summer without s'mores? Even if your outdoor living space is limited to a small side yard, you can still enjoy...

S'Mores

Prefab backyard studio now available as $6,800 DIY kit

It can be built in four to seven hours<p>Austin’s Sett Studio makes some pretty cool prefab backyard sheds, and now the firm is introducing a DIY option aimed at handy customers who want to tackle the project themselves—for a fraction of the cost. While Sett Studio’s designer tiny offices run between …

Dinosaur that weighed the same as a Boeing 737 is biggest ever found

It’s official: an Argentine dinosaur as heavy as a Boeing 737 is the biggest ever discovered.<p>The behemoth weighed more than 65 tons and perhaps as many as 77, a new study says. That makes the animal not just the biggest known dinosaur but also the biggest known land animal ever. Only a few whale …

Why I Love Farrow & Ball's Borrowed Light Paint Color

"It feels like you are floating among the clouds," says Atlanta interior designer Melanie Turner<p>A coat of paint is the surest way to transform a space, but why forget about the ceiling? We painted, or really, lacquered, a dining room ceiling in Farrow & Ball's pale blue Borrowed Light, which feels …

How to clean your granite countertops to keep them shiny and new-looking

According to two 2016 surveys, the kitchen is the room homeowners tend to invest the most money in, and that shows in the decor people choose. There …

3 books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely want to take the summer to relax a bit.<p>Administrators at Stanford want them to continue thinking critically about complex issues, and release The Three …

Books

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

Marketed as "Coolief", the procedure uses radio frequency to target and mute the nerves responsible for sending pain signals from the arthritic knee to the brain. Coolief doesn’t repair arthritis in the knee, but eases the pain, helping patients go back to activities without discomfort and fewer …

Arthritis

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

25 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>One of the best outdoor activities for versatility, affordability, and a great use of your attention span is diving into a really good book. …

Books

10 Ways to Improve Your Beadboard Ceiling

Beadboard is like the homeowners bandaid. With a few nails and a free Saturday, you can turn a surface with ugly paint or cracking plaster into a …

Cool Tricks You Can Do With Just Static Electricity

They won't make you Houdini but they're still pretty cool.<p>As far as everyday, invisible forces go, static electricity doesn't get the respect of magnetism or gravity. But static electricity has a a hidden advantage to help make up the slack. It is very good at party tricks. Brusspup shows off nine …

Cool Stuff

This Video Breaks Down the Earth's Geological History

From the formation of continents to the creation of mountain ranges, it took Earth a long time to get where it is today. Leave it to SciShow to …